Martin A Makary

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prevalence of blood-borne pathogens in an urban, university-based general surgical practice
    Eric S Weiss
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Ann Surg 241:803-7; discussion 807-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Teamwork in the operating room: frontline perspectives among hospitals and operating room personnel
    J Bryan Sexton
    The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Anesthesiology 105:877-84. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Operating room briefings and wrong-site surgery
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:236-43. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative briefings on operating room delays: a preliminary report
    Shantanu Nundy
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1909 Thames St, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Arch Surg 143:1068-72. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Predicting the risk of perioperative mortality in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy: a novel scoring system
    Raghunandan Venkat
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1277-84. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint How Health Care's Successes Became Distractions
    Martin A Makary
    Martin A Makary is a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1311-3. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by state
    Martin A Makary
    Johns Hopkins, University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 35:41-6. 2013
  8. pmc Patient safety in surgery
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Ann Surg 243:628-32; discussion 632-5. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Sharpless surgery: a prospective study of the feasibility of performing operations using non-sharp techniques in an urban, university-based surgical practice
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    World J Surg 30:1224-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Operating room briefings: working on the same page
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:351-5. 2006

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. pmc Prevalence of blood-borne pathogens in an urban, university-based general surgical practice
    Eric S Weiss
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Ann Surg 241:803-7; discussion 807-9. 2005
    ..To measure the current prevalence of blood-borne pathogens in an urban, university-based, general surgical practice...
  2. ncbi request reprint Teamwork in the operating room: frontline perspectives among hospitals and operating room personnel
    J Bryan Sexton
    The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Anesthesiology 105:877-84. 2006
    ..However, a reliable and widely used measurement tool for the operating room (OR) setting does not currently exist...
  3. ncbi request reprint Operating room briefings and wrong-site surgery
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:236-43. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the impact of operating room briefings on coordination of care and risk for wrong-site surgery...
  4. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative briefings on operating room delays: a preliminary report
    Shantanu Nundy
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1909 Thames St, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Arch Surg 143:1068-72. 2008
    ..Preoperative briefings have the potential to reduce operating room (OR) delays through improved teamwork and communication...
  5. doi request reprint Predicting the risk of perioperative mortality in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy: a novel scoring system
    Raghunandan Venkat
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1277-84. 2011
    ..To develop and validate a risk score to predict the 30- and 90-day mortality after a pancreaticoduodenectomy or total pancreatectomy on the basis of preoperative risk factors in a high-volume program...
  6. ncbi request reprint How Health Care's Successes Became Distractions
    Martin A Makary
    Martin A Makary is a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1311-3. 2014
    ..Despite achievements in areas of patient safety, the problem of variation remains endemic, and unmeasured. ..
  7. doi request reprint Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by state
    Martin A Makary
    Johns Hopkins, University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 35:41-6. 2013
    ..We designed a study to describe the current status of SSI reporting in the United States...
  8. pmc Patient safety in surgery
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Ann Surg 243:628-32; discussion 632-5. 2006
    ..Patient safety initiatives aimed at creating a safe operating room (OR) culture are increasingly being adopted, but a reliable means of measuring their impact on front-line providers does not exist...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sharpless surgery: a prospective study of the feasibility of performing operations using non-sharp techniques in an urban, university-based surgical practice
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    World J Surg 30:1224-9. 2006
    ..Percutaneous injuries occur frequently during surgical procedures and represent a significant occupational hazard to operating room personnel...
  10. ncbi request reprint Operating room briefings: working on the same page
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:351-5. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Operating room debriefings
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, The John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:407-10, 357. 2006
    ..This tool helps assess factors that positively and negatively contributed to an adverse event, near miss, or inefficiency during an operation-or any procedure...
  12. doi request reprint Green surgical practices for health care
    Gifty Kwakye
    Department of Surgery and Center for Green Health, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Arch Surg 146:131-6. 2011
    ..These practices can provide significant benefits to the health care community and to the environment. Additional research and advocacy are needed to further explore green practices in health care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Frailty as a predictor of surgical outcomes in older patients
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:901-8. 2010
    ..We designed a study to determine if frailty predicts surgical complications and enhances current perioperative risk models...
  14. ncbi request reprint Surgical specimen identification errors: a new measure of quality in surgical care
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgical Outcomes Research, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Surgery 141:450-5. 2007
    ..The extent to which these errors occur is poorly quantified. We designed a study to measure the incidence and type of specimen identification errors in the surgical patient population...
  15. ncbi request reprint Operating room teamwork among physicians and nurses: teamwork in the eye of the beholder
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:746-52. 2006
    ..Although efforts to improve patient safety through improving teamwork are growing, there is no validated tool to scientifically measure teamwork in the surgical setting...
  16. ncbi request reprint Needlestick injuries among surgeons in training
    Martin A Makary
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Baltimore 21231, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2693-9. 2007
    ..Surgeons in training are at high risk for needlestick injuries. The reporting of such injuries is a critical step in initiating early prophylaxis or treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pancreaticoduodenectomy in the very elderly
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:347-56. 2006
    ..The advent of improved surgical outcomes and an aging population will likely result in a significant increase in the number of PDs performed in the next few decades...
  18. ncbi request reprint Resection of the celiac axis for invasive pancreatic cancer
    Martin A Makary
    Departments of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:503-7. 2005
    ..The patient's postoperative course was unremarkable. En bloc resection of the celiac axis and hepatic artery may be safely performed in select patients with localized pancreatic cancer invading these vessels...
  19. pmc The role of magnetic resonance cholangiography in the management of patients with gallstone pancreatitis
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Surg 241:119-24. 2005
    ..To examine the utility of magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) in the preoperative evaluation of patients with gallstone pancreatitis...
  20. pmc Influence of patient, physician, and hospital factors on 30-day readmission following pancreatoduodenectomy in the United States
    Omar Hyder
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Surg 148:1095-102. 2013
    ..IMPORTANCE It is not known whether hospital and surgeon volumes have an association with readmission among patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy...
  21. pmc Patient readmission and mortality after surgery for hepato-pancreato-biliary malignancies
    Eric B Schneider
    Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:607-15. 2012
    ..The objective of the current study was to compare readmission after pancreatic vs hepatobiliary surgical procedures, as well as to identify potential factors associated with higher readmission within 30 days of discharge...
  22. doi request reprint Improving surgical outcomes through adoption of evidence-based process measures: intervention specific or associated with overall hospital quality?
    Benjamin S Brooke
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Surgery 147:481-90. 2010
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of severity in patients with acute on chronic pancreatitis
    Venkata S Akshintala
    From the Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA and Pancreatitis Center and Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Pancreas 42:1245-50. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate the severity of patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) on chronic pancreatitis (CP) and compare this to patients with AP without CP...
  24. pmc Is it necessary to follow patients after resection of a benign pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm?
    Jin He
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:657-65; discussion 665-7. 2013
    ..Little is known about the risk of subsequently developing a new or progressive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) after partial pancreatic resection of a noninvasive IPMN...
  25. doi request reprint Readmission rates and cost following colorectal surgery
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1475-9. 2011
    ..Hospital readmission is emerging as a quality indicator by the state, federal, and private payors with the goal of denying payment for select readmissions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis testing and prevalence among surgical patients in an urban university hospital
    Eric S Weiss
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Surg 193:55-60. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical setting as a potential opportunity for early diagnosis of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C among trauma and non-trauma patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reduced incidence of gestational diabetes with bariatric surgery
    Anne E Burke
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:169-75. 2010
    ..Our objective was to determine the association of bariatric surgery with the incidence of GDM and related complications...
  28. pmc Unnecessary tests and procedures in patients presenting with solid tumors of the pancreas
    Michol Cooper
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:1218-23. 2013
    ..A computed tomography (CT) scan is often the only study needed prior to surgery for resectable solid pancreas masses. However, many patients are evaluated with multiple studies and interventions that may be unnecessary...
  29. doi request reprint Implementation of a surgical comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infections
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:193-200. 2012
    ..To date, the global burden of preventable SSI continues to result in patient harm and increased health care costs on a broad scale...
  30. ncbi request reprint Surfacing safety hazards using standardized operating room briefings and debriefings at a large regional medical center
    Jathin Bandari
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:154-60. 2012
    ....
  31. pmc Palliative surgical management of patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: trends and lessons learned from a large, single institution experience
    Peter J Kneuertz
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:1917-27. 2011
    ..We examined trends in the relative use of palliative bypass over time with an emphasis on identifying changes in surgical indications, type of bypass performed, as well as perioperative outcomes associated with surgical palliation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Preoperative endoscopic tattooing of pancreatic body and tail lesions decreases operative time for laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
    Naeem A Newman
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Surgery 148:371-7. 2010
    ..The objective in this study was to determine the effect of endoscopic tattooing of the distal pancreas on operative time...
  33. doi request reprint Surgical site infections and cost in obese patients undergoing colorectal surgery
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1068-72. 2011
    ..To measure the effect of obesity on surgical site infection (SSI) rates and to define the cost of SSIs in patients undergoing colorectal surgery...
  34. pmc Clinical and economic outcomes of hospital acquired pneumonia in intra-abdominal surgery patients
    David A Thompson
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Baltimore, MD 21231 3305, USA
    Ann Surg 243:547-52. 2006
    ..To measure the clinical and economic impact of postoperative hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and to identify risk factors for the development of HAP...
  35. doi request reprint Medication utilization and annual health care costs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus before and after bariatric surgery
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 145:726-31. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship of bariatric surgery with the use of diabetes medications and with total health care costs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  36. pmc Adjuvant chemoradiation therapy after pancreaticoduodenectomy in elderly patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    David P Horowitz
    Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:1391-7. 2011
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients ≥ 75 years of age...
  37. doi request reprint The impact of obesity on breast surgery complications
    Catherine L Chen
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 128:395e-402e. 2011
    ..To better understand the impact of obesity on surgical complications, the authors designed a study to measure complication rates in obese patients presenting for a set of elective breast procedures...
  38. pmc Creating high reliability in health care organizations
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, 1901 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1599-617. 2006
    ..The objective of this paper was to present a comprehensive approach to help health care organizations reliably deliver effective interventions...
  39. pmc 2564 resected periampullary adenocarcinomas at a single institution: trends over three decades
    Jin He
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 16:83-90. 2014
    ..This study was carried out to determine relative survival rates and trends in outcomes in patients who underwent resection of periampullary adenocarcinomas (PACs) with curative intent at a single institution over the last three decades...
  40. doi request reprint Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is associated with significantly less overall morbidity compared to the open technique: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Raghunandan Venkat
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ann Surg 255:1048-59. 2012
    ..To compare laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) versus open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) by using meta-analytical techniques...
  41. doi request reprint An evaluation of surgical site infections by wound classification system using the ACS-NSQIP
    Gezzer Ortega
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Surg Res 174:33-8. 2012
    ..The present study evaluates the associated rates of the SSI by wound classification using a large risk adjusted surgical patient database...
  42. doi request reprint The impact of obesity on urinary tract infection risk
    Michelle J Semins
    Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Urology 79:266-9. 2012
    ..In fact, previous investigations of this subject have yielded conflicting findings. UTI is increasingly being recognized as a preventable complication, and UTI rates are used to measure quality of surgical care...
  43. ncbi request reprint EUS-guided tattooing before laparoscopic distal pancreatic resection (with video)
    Anne Marie Lennon
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:1089-94. 2010
    ..EUS-guided fine-needle tattooing (EUS-FNT) of a pancreatic lesion before LDP has been described in single case reports, but no large series have reported its effectiveness in patients undergoing LDP...
  44. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open surgery: analysis of 2138 converted operations in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Dominic Papandria
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am Surg 79:914-21. 2013
    ..Conversion risk factors include patient age, sex, obesity, and preoperative comorbidity as well as the procedure performed. This information should be valuable to clinicians in discussing conversion risk with patients. ..
  45. doi request reprint Patient satisfaction as a possible indicator of quality surgical care
    Heather Lyu
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:362-7. 2013
    ..In 2010, national payers announced they would begin using patient satisfaction scores to adjust reimbursements for surgical care...
  46. doi request reprint Hospital readmission by method of data collection
    Elizabeth M Hechenbleikner
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:1150-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that readmission rates, readmissions related to index admission, and potentially unnecessary readmissions vary by data collection method for surgical patients...
  47. doi request reprint Pay for obesity? Pay-for-performance metrics neglect increased complication rates and cost for obese patients
    Kenzo Hirose
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, CRB II, Ste 507, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:1128-35. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that morbid obesity has a significant effect on complication rates and costs following commonly performed general surgical procedures...
  48. ncbi request reprint The long-term risk of venous thromboembolism following bariatric surgery
    Kimberley Eden Steele
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Obes Surg 21:1371-6. 2011
    ..The exact duration and magnitude of post-surgery risk for VTE, however, is unclear. We analyzed a large administrative database to determine the long-term risk and predictors for VTE in patients undergoing bariatric surgery...
  49. ncbi request reprint A practical tool to learn from defects in patient care
    Peter J Pronovost
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:102-8. 2006
  50. pmc Achieving the National Quality Forum's "Never Events": prevention of wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong patient operations
    Robert K Michaels
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Surg 245:526-32. 2007
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Publication bias in surgery: implications for informed consent
    Dora Syin
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Surg Res 143:88-93. 2007
    ..However, these results are often from centers of excellence, and as a result the literature mortality rates may not be representative or generalizable...
  52. pmc The association of increasing body mass index and kidney stone disease
    Michelle J Semins
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Urol 183:571-5. 2010
    ..However, the effect of increasing degrees of obesity on stone formation has yet to be defined. To address this question we examined how an increasing body mass index affects the risk of kidney stone disease...
  53. pmc The effect of gastric banding on kidney stone disease
    Michelle J Semins
    Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Urology 74:746-9. 2009
    ..Certain malabsorptive bariatric procedures have been associated with an increased risk for kidney stone formation. However, the kidney stone risk of gastric banding, a restrictive bariatric procedure, is unknown...
  54. ncbi request reprint A system factors analysis of "line, tube, and drain" incidents in the intensive care unit
    Dale M Needham
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:1701-7. 2005
    ..To analyze the system factors related to "line, tube, and drain" (LTD) incidents in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  55. doi request reprint Use of beta-blockers during aortic aneurysm repair: bridging the gap between evidence and effective practice
    Benjamin S Brooke
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1199-209. 2009
    ..The efficacy and effectiveness of specific EBM practices must be continually reexamined, to ensure that objectives are being met...
  56. doi request reprint Reduction of in-hospital mortality among California hospitals meeting Leapfrog evidence-based standards for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Benjamin S Brooke
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:1155-6; discussion 1163-4. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether meeting these benchmarks correlated with improved patient outcomes over time...
  57. ncbi request reprint Medical considerations in older surgical patients
    Colleen Christmas
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:746-51. 2006
  58. pmc Accuracy of marketing claims by providers of stereotactic radiation therapy
    Amol K Narang
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231 2410, USA
    J Oncol Pract 9:57-62. 2013
    ..Given that this technology is also being heavily advertised on the Web sites of health care providers, the accuracy of providers' marketing claims should be rigorously evaluated...
  59. doi request reprint Assessing trainee impact on operative time for common general surgical procedures in ACS-NSQIP
    Dominic Papandria
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:149-55. 2012
    ..7% of the total cases sampled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. These cases are commonly performed by residents at varying levels of surgical training...
  60. pmc Impact of bariatric surgery on hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: retrospective analysis of insurance claims data
    Wendy L Bennett
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 E Monument Street, Room 2 611, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 340:c1662. 2010
    ..To determine whether women who had a delivery after bariatric surgery have lower rates of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy compared with women who had a delivery before bariatric surgery...
  61. doi request reprint Prompt reduction in use of medications for comorbid conditions after bariatric surgery
    Jodi B Segal
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument St Room 8047, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1646-56. 2009
    ..We explored this by assessing the change in use of medications to treat diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in the year following surgery...
  62. doi request reprint Endoscopic localization and tattooing of a proinsulinoma for minimally invasive resection
    Annabelle Rodriguez
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pancreas 40:474-7. 2011
    ..At the time of endoscopy, the lesion was tattooed with ultrasonographic guidance for subsequent laparoscopic visualization and curative resection...
  63. pmc Sclerosing mesenteritis involving the pancreas: a mimicker of pancreatic cancer
    Jennifer R Scudiere
    Department of Pathology, The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 34:447-53. 2010
    ..Distinguishing SM from pancreatic carcinoma is crucial to appropriate management, as patients with SM may benefit from immunosuppressive therapy...
  64. ncbi request reprint Interdisciplinary medical, nursing, and administrator education in practice: the Johns Hopkins experience
    Jo M Walrath
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Acad Med 81:744-8. 2006
    ..In spite of these challenges steps have been identified to further enhance and develop interdisciplinary education within this academic setting...
  65. doi request reprint Patient-assisted incident reporting: including the patient in patient safety
    E Anne Millman
    Department of Quality Management, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:106-8. 2011
    ..The methodology for obtaining and using this information to enhance understanding of the event and to inform prevention strategies is described...
  66. doi request reprint Surgical never events in the United States
    Winta T Mehtsun
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Surgery 153:465-72. 2013
    ..We designed a study to describe the number and magnitude of paid malpractice claims for surgical never events, as well as associated patient and provider characteristics...
  67. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) in surgery: improving quality through transparency
    Michol Cooper
    Department of Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 92:51-63. 2012
    ..As more data become available regarding strategies that work to improve patient safety and such strategies are more widely implemented, significant improvements in the quality of care that is delivered nationwide should become apparent...
  68. ncbi request reprint A comparison of world wide web resources for identifying medical information
    Pamela T Johnson
    The Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, 601 N Caroline Street, Room 3251, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Radiol 15:1165-72. 2008
    ..To compare the utility of a search engine, Google, with other medical and non-medical, web-based resources for identifying specific medical information...
  69. doi request reprint Standardised metrics for global surgical surveillance
    Thomas G Weiser
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 374:1113-7. 2009
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Frailty and delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients
    Jacqueline M Garonzik-Wang
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Surg 147:190-3. 2012
    ..13-3.36; P = .02). The assessment of frailty may provide further insights into the pathophysiology of allograft dysfunction and may improve our ability to preoperatively risk-stratify kidney transplant recipients...
  71. ncbi request reprint Multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer: the role of surgery and neoadjuvant therapy
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
    Am Surg 69:693-700; discussion 700-2. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to evaluate the role of preoperative chemoradiation and to better identify the pretreatment characteristics of patients with a complete pathological response...
  72. ncbi request reprint What is the quality of surgery-related information on the internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:580-6. 2008
    ..Our goal was to determine specific characteristics of Web search results that yield high-quality information and can be discerned easily by patients...
  73. doi request reprint Effect of gastric bypass surgery on kidney stone disease
    Brian R Matlaga
    Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Urol 181:2573-7. 2009
    ..We evaluated the likelihood of being diagnosed with or treated for an upper urinary tract calculus following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery...
  74. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic transduodenal sphincteroplasty
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:629-32. 2006
    ..This technique offers a new approach to the management of common bile duct stones, and can spare patients the need for an open operation or subsequent endoscopic procedures...
  75. ncbi request reprint Intensive care unit safety incidents for medical versus surgical patients: a prospective multicenter study
    David J Sinopoli
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    J Crit Care 22:177-83. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to determine if patient safety incidents and the system-related factors contributing to them systematically differ for medical versus surgical patients in intensive care units...
  76. ncbi request reprint Benefits of prophylactic continuous infusion of furosemide after the maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
    Niv Ad
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:232-6. 2002
    ..To address this problem we recently started treating all patients prophylactically with a continuous infusion of furosemide starting immediately after the operation...